Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/24/11

DAILY SUMMARY

Top Pitcher: Jason Erickson (4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Aaron Baker (3-for-5, HR, 4 RBI)

Home Runs: Josh Harrison (2), Aaron Baker (3)

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)

Harrison hit his second home run of the year today.

Box Score

Result: Columbus 6, Indianapolis 4

Starting Pitcher: Brian Burres (3.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 3 HR)

Top Hitter: Josh Harrison (2-for-5, HR)

Notes: Brian Burres (0-3, 4.64) was hit hard in the fourth inning, allowing five of his six runs on the day, and getting knocked out of the game early.  Burres finished with six runs on eight hits in 3.2 innings, with three home runs allowed.  Cesar Valdez (6.52) pitched 2.1 shutout innings.  Daniel Moskos (2.08) and Justin Thomas (1.69) each pitched perfect innings.

Josh Harrison (.313) went 2-for-5 with a home run, his second of the year.  Matt Hague (.286) went 1-for-3 with two walks and an RBI.  Alex Presley (.318) went 1-for-3 with two walks and his fourth stolen base of the year.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)

Altoona was off today.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)

Baker went 3-for-5 with a grand slam.

Box Score

Result: Bradenton 6, Palm Beach 3

Starting Pitcher: Quinton Miller (1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR)

Top Hitter: Aaron Baker (3-for-5, HR, 4 RBI)

Notes: Quinton Miller (9.42) got the start today, but only pitched one inning due to a two hour and 46 minute rain delay after the first inning.  Jason Erickson (1-0, 4.85) came on to pitch the next four innings after the delay, allowing two runs on four hits, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Diego Moreno (4.05) threw two shutout innings.  Ryan Beckman (0.00) closed it out with two perfect innings and two strikeouts.

Aaron Baker (.310) led the offense, going 3-for-5 with a grand slam.  Calvin Anderson (.236) went 2-for-5 with a double.  Adalberto Santos (.314) went 2-for-5 with a double and a run.  Robbie Grossman (.238) went 1-for-3 with two walks.  Evan Chambers (.236) went 1-for-3 with a double and two walks.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)

West Virginia was off today.

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